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Ghana to host African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat

The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) has selected Ghana as the host country for the Secretariat of the African Continental (AfCFTA) Free Trade Area. The announcement was made on Sunday, 7 July 2019, during the 12th AU Extraordinary Summit held in Niamey, the capital of Niger, after Ghana […]

Elections, regional security, economy top agenda of ECOWAS summit

West Africa’s regional bloc ECOWAS last weekend urged Nigeria and Senegal to ensure peaceful, free and transparent elections next year. The call was contained in a final communiqué of the 54th ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government in Abuja. Nigeria and Senegal will hold general elections in February 2019. […]

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Senegal to build sustainable digital economy with World Bank support

The World Bank Board of Directors has approved a $180 million International Development Association (IDA) credit to support Senegal’s efforts to enhance the policy and institutional framework of the energy and the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) sectors and to build a sustainable digital economy. The multi-sectoral structural reform Development Policy Financing (DPF) operation has […]

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Mauritania Awards Total Two New Exploration Contracts

The Mauritanian government has awarded French energy group Total two new exploration and production contracts in the country’s deep offshore. According to the terms of the contracts, Total will be the operator of blocks C15 and C31 with a 90-percent interest, while Mauritania’s state-owned energy firm Société Mauritanienne des Hydrocarbures et de Patrimoine Minier (SMHPM) […]

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Senegal’s Macky Sall, candidate for second presidential term

Senegalese President Macky Sall has been announced as candidate of the ruling coalition for the 2019 presidential elections in the West African nation At a ceremony held in the presence of thousands of his supporters at the Dakar arena, — a sports complex in the city of Daimnadio — on Saturday, the coalition of presidential […]

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WAMU: Three Moroccan banks in the top 5

Three Moroccan banks have positioned themselves in the top 5 banking groups in the West African Monetary Union (WAMU), Ecofin news Agency reported. These are BMCE Bank Group, Attijariwafa Bank, and Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire. They made the move after making acquisitions in Mali, Senegal and Côte D’Ivoire. The Bank of Africa group, owned by […]

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Morocco, Senegal Renew Commitment to 3S Initiative

Morocco and Senegal have renewed their commitment to the Sustainability, Stability and Security Initiative in Africa, known as the 3S initiative, and expressed their shared determination to join efforts to ensure the success of the initiative. The two countries’ shared determination was voiced over the weekend by Head of the Moroccan Government Sâad Eddine El […]

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G20 Compact: Germany pledges €243 billion for Africa

German Chancellor Angela Merkel this week met 11 African heads of state, international organizations and corporate leaders to promote a program launched last year to encourage private investment in Africa. The G20 Compact with Africa was open to all African countries but so far only 11 have joined: Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, […]

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Kenya Airways starts direct flights to US

Kenya Airways’ inaugural flight to the United States has landed at the John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday, completing a historic flight that will shave up to seven hours off the tortuous journey that usually involves long layovers in Europe or the Middle East. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and some government officials were at […]

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Liverpool’s African duo Salah and Sadio nominated for Ballon d’Or

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are the only African representatives on the shortlist for the best players in the world. The Liverpool duo has been named in the 55-man shortlist for 2018 Fifa FIFPro World11 following their stellar performances at Liverpool and for their respective countries. Salah is the first Egyptian player ever to be […]

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